A woodruff cutter is a type of milling tool that creates key seats on keyed parts. These slots are essentially pocket holes designed to hold a key. A key is a small piece of metal that attaches to a rotating machine element. This is known as a keyed joint and makes it possible for two parts to move securely and easily. Often, woodruff cutters are used to create keyed parts on wooden parts.
Woodruff Cutters creates key seats for keyed parts
Keysets are small pieces that go through the woodworking part to create a lockable connection. They are typically created using a taper key or M35 straight tooth cutter. These are available in different sizes to fit both metric and standard woodworking keyed parts. Woodruff Cutters is available in several shapes, ranging from rounded to squared ends, and they are used for both woodworking and carpentry.
Using a Woodruff cutter is very simple. This tool creates a keyway with a semi-circular pocket that prevents the keyed part from rotating. Unlike other types of cutters, Woodruff key seats are made of high-speed steel, which will ensure that the key will fit properly. Woodruff Key seats are also popular in machine tools and automobile shafts. They come with 1/2″ shanks and are organized in a handy wooden tray for easy access. Grizzly Cutting Tools offers a one-year warranty and are made in the U.S.
Woodruff Cutters are easier to machine than metal
Woodruff Cutters is tools used to cut keyways in a variety of types of wood. These tools are designed with teeth perpendicular to the outer diameter to reduce vibration and chatter. They are also easier to machine than metal. The resulting keyway features slots for woodruff keys. In addition to reducing vibration, woodruff cutters are more accurate than metal in woodworking.
One advantage of woodruff cutters over metal in a variety of applications is their ease of use. For instance, the cost of a metal arbor is higher than that of woodruff cutters. Similarly, five milling cutters may require a USD100 arbor, and the workplace may not be able to be set up at the same time. In addition, crashes may lead to scraping only the shell of the tool rather than the whole arbor.
Another benefit of woodruff Cutters is that they are easier to clean. Wood chips can become stuck in nooks and crannies, or within the enclosure. A clean mill is easier to clean than a busy mill. In addition, metal and wood materials have inconsistent properties. A busy mill will be messy, but clean machines are easy to maintain. The following are the three most important advantages of woodruff Cutters.
They reduce rapid tool wear
A major factor in reducing rapid tool wear in woodwork is maximizing the rake angle of a cutting tool. Low rake angles push chips ahead of the cutting tool, increasing the frictional and cutting forces. The smaller chips do not flow as easily and tend to fall back into the cutting zone of the tool at the knife edge. These conditions contribute to rapid tool wear along parts of the cutting edge.
Rapid tool wear occurs when cutting materials with low thermal conductivity. The low thermal conductivity leads to a reduced bond strength between the cutting tool and the workpiece. High hardness and toughness result in a high cutting-edge temperature. This wear is like that seen with intractable materials. Short chips are also a significant factor in accelerating tool wear. These chips create crater wear near the cutting edge and can be disastrous in a short period of time.
They reduce sticking of aluminum
In general, the use of Woodruff Cutters reduces sticking of aluminum in woodwork. Although the initial investment is more expensive, it pays off over time as the cost of machining aluminum is reduced. These cutters are available in a variety of sizes, shapes, and types. Woodline Tools are especially suited for shaping aluminum composite, routing furniture trim and moldings, and milling and turning aluminum. These woodworking tools are made from premium Swedish steel and are manufactured with exclusive tooth milling processes.
Unlike standard chisels, Woodruff Cutters has, deep flute pockets and avoid built-up edges. These tools are available in straight and staggered varieties. The woodruff key seat cutter is a circular cutter with parallel shank and concave sides. It is also used in small engine manufacturing and automotive companies. The woodruff key seat cutter is commonly available in both straight and staggered varieties.